summer · writing

On Camping Despite the Rain

We camped. It rained. Again. I don’t know why I continue to put myself through this. Truthfully, I think I wanted to hide from cell phone service for a couple of days. There’s a gap up in our mountains with a swimming lake and a jumping dock and a two mile radius before phones register… Continue reading On Camping Despite the Rain

favorite things · summer

When You’re Finally Able to Really Rest {Some Recommendations}

I think every blogger I follow is writing on rest right now. Rest and saying yest to whatever plan God may have up His sleeve for you next. I’m not going to talk about that right now. Mostly because I haven’t really had any rest lately and we’re just in a season where it seems… Continue reading When You’re Finally Able to Really Rest {Some Recommendations}

living local · summer

Why That South Carolina Low Country is Home Too

This is a repost I wrote two summers ago. Over the past week Edisto Beach suffered extensive damage in the wake of Hurricane Matthew because it did what it does best–provided a barrier. You can view photos of how the beach fared on Facebook Edisto Beach Police Department. Much gratefulness to those who serve the… Continue reading Why That South Carolina Low Country is Home Too

Friday Five · summer · writing

Release {Five Minute Friday}

On Fridays the writers gather at Lisa Jo’s. We write in five minute increments like ones scared braved. We’re not supposed to edit or backtrack or over think, though everyone confesses to that at least once and that’s why there’s grace for even the most ordinary of writing tasks. Except on Fridays five minute ordinary becomes… Continue reading Release {Five Minute Friday}

living local · motherhood · summer

In Which We Camp at Don Carter State Park

I am clearly a crazy person. Do not confuse what I am about to tell you with the idea that I’m a great mom or a fun mom or a brave mom. I am none of those things. I am a crazy mom who gets wild ideas and then with the same incorrigible stubborness I… Continue reading In Which We Camp at Don Carter State Park · summer

Finding that Summer Niche (and my Reading List)

We took them to camp yesterday. I miss them already, which is a conundrum because last week when they were home I yelled a little too much. It’s that whole adjusting to summer routine that takes about two weeks. But if I send them off for a week, I’m afraid we’ll never get adjusted. Too… Continue reading Finding that Summer Niche (and my Reading List)

gardening · · living local · summer · whole foods

The Best Tomato Sauce Ever

The tomatoes are overtaking our garden, and thereby, my countertops.  This picture really doesn’t do them justice.  The container in the background represents a half-hours work of scalding and peeling and chopping only to turn around and realize I missed all these that the girls had piled on the kitchen table. Oh, and that’s some… Continue reading The Best Tomato Sauce Ever